• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Portsmouth
  • 40220 - 44428 £ / Year
  • 2 July 2024

Portsmouth City Council

Local Government

Senior Social Worker – Adult Care and Support

Salary:  £40,220 – £44,428 per annum

37 hours per week

Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth is a vibrant university city, with a rich maritime history on the South coast enjoying excellent transport links to the rest of the country.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of ‘adults at risk’ and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Portsmouth Local Authority is committed to supporting the independence and well-being of its residents and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Service 

Through Health and Care Portsmouth, a partnership of local organisations, we are working together to change the way we provide health and social care. Our vision is to support people to live healthy, safe and independent lives by developing and offering services that are joined up and provided in the right place, at the right time. https://healthandcare.portsmouth.gov.uk/about/

Within Adult’s care and support, we are in the process of further developing our services to ensure that we are delivering a person centred and strengths-based approach. Leaders and staff at all levels will be engaged in this work, to study, redesign, and continuously improve our offer.

The role

We are looking for Senior Social Worker with a range of experience who can support us on our improvement journey. You will need to be able operate with a level of autonomy and authority using a wide range of evidence-based social work interventions and tools. You will consistently demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in the full range of social work tasks, particularly in relation to Adult Safeguarding, adults with complex care and support needs, mental capacity assessments, DoLS and partnership working.

You will work with adults in need of care & support and their carer’s, identifying the needs the service user prioritises and creating an assessment of their needs and a support plan based on this.

In return we can offer you a supportive management team, learning and development opportunities and an opportunity to shape the way we deliver services.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a Social Worker registered with Social Work England and be passionate about putting people at the heart of what you do, understanding the needs of the client group as well as promoting, and supporting individuals’ rights and choices. You will be fully conversant with the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, Adult Safeguarding legislation, and other applicable legislation. With excellent interpersonal skills you will be able to work in collaboration with and communicate effectively with service users, staff, peers, professionals, and more senior leaders to ensure we deliver a robust, accountable offer to those that access our service.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. No post will be offered without it.

What you’ll get in return

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

•   Generous annual leave (27 days per year rising to 31, pro rata for part time hours) with the potential to purchase additional leave.
•   A fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return.
•   Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities.
•   Extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme
•   Discount on travel, travel loans and the bike loan scheme
•   Discounts on a wide range of goods and services – access a range of discounts and offers from thousands of restaurants, shops and more.

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